DVD wont play movies anymore


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Norvin Gordon

My DVD player used to play any movie dvd that I would put into it. Now
for some reason, it wont play and after some research on google, etc, I
am pointed to buying a 'codec' or something like that. My cd/dvd combo
is a "standard cd-rom drive". It still plays/creates CD with no problem.
Any suggestions?
 
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Norvin Gordon

Norvin said:
My DVD player used to play any movie dvd that I would put into it. Now
for some reason, it wont play and after some research on google, etc, I
am pointed to buying a 'codec' or something like that. My cd/dvd combo
is a "standard cd-rom drive". It still plays/creates CD with no problem.
Any suggestions?

I forgot to add that I am using Win XP home with SP3 and all updates.
 
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Ken

Norvin said:
My DVD player used to play any movie dvd that I would put into it. Now
for some reason, it wont play and after some research on google, etc, I
am pointed to buying a 'codec' or something like that. My cd/dvd combo
is a "standard cd-rom drive". It still plays/creates CD with no problem.
Any suggestions?

Will it read the files on the DVD using Windows Explorer? If not, you
might well have a bad DVD drive. I recently replaced one on my laptop
that would read CDs, but not DVDs. I searched the web and they said
that such a drive uses two lasers instead of the one I expected.
Replacing the drive solved my problem.

I would not replace software if the symptoms described apply to your
drive. You could mess up something that currently is good.
 
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Twayne

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Norvin Gordon said:
I did and it didn't help any. Thanks anyway...

Perhaps it's because of RLM and using any program that could
duplicate it? Dunno - most stuff can't be copied anymore.
 
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Norvin Gordon

David said:
Why didn't you answer my questions ?
Well, your questions were a little incoherent and I wasn't sure how to
answer.

I think I explain about what my DVD player was/is. and I did mention
that it was a "Standard" brand of player, so you can see I wasn't clear
as to your questions. But never the less, thanks for responding to my post.
 

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